Library Services


Our Collection

Our holdings include books, audiobooks on CD and Playaway, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs.

Patrons may check out any number of books, audiobooks, Playaways, music CDs and magazines for a three-week loan period.  New adult books check out for two weeks.  DVDs check out for three days.  There is a $1 fee for new DVDs.

Patrons are invited to use public computers to access the internet through the library’s DSL connection, enjoy wi-fi service, view a library exhibit, research local and family history in the Hudson History Room, or attend one of the library’s many events.

Our staff is here to help! Let us know if you have any questions.

Who Can Get a Library Card

A Hudson Area Public Library card is issued free of charge to anyone living in the library’s district, which includes all of Hudson, unincorporated Normal, the Lake Bloomington area, and areas around Money Creek. Individuals living outside the library’s district can purchase a non-resident card for $185.81 per year. This card gives non-residents full borrowing privileges.

How to Get Your Card

To apply for a library card, please show a staff member a photo ID with a current address and a piece of mail to confirm that address. Patrons must be 5 or older to receive a library card. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 must have a parent’s signature to obtain a library card. All patrons 14 and older are given full adult borrowing privileges. The replacement fee for a lost card is $5.00.

Where Your Card Can Be Used

Your card may be used at Bloomington Public Library, Normal Public Library, all Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) public libraries, and any other public library in Illinois. Library cards are valid for three years. When your library card expires, you may come to the library to renew it or phone us at (309)726-1103.

Renewing Borrowed Items

Patrons may renew items in person, over the phone, or through the online catalog. All library materials except new DVDs may be renewed if the item is not on hold for another patron. There is no limit on the number of renewals.  Please call (309)726-1103 to renew by phone.

Library Fines

Overdue fines are 10 cents per day for all items except DVDs up to $1 per item. Overdue fines for DVDs are 50 cents per day up to $5 per item.

For more information, call the library at (309) 726-1103.